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The Dragon 8 was built in limited numbers by John Peek, who build one for Sammy Crooks' L-Class Hydroplane "Dragon" (the source of the "Dragon" motor name? The engine was made by bolting two Crosley engines tail to tail around one flywheel. Burt Davidson after working on the Peek engine for Sammy built another 6 to 8 engines for L Class Hydroplanes in the mid to late 50s.

At least one is still in existence and running in the hands of Burt's family.

The routine production of the oil engine started some years before 1920 with a relatively moderate power rating and a considerable reserve of additional overload capacity.

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So filling orders with existing stock of blocks makes sense.

When Crosley sold to General Tire in 1952, they sold the rights and tooling for the 4-cylinder engine, who were primarily interested in producing engines for government use.

The engine was renamed Aero Jet and was cast in the block where the Crosley name had formally been.

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